Safeguarding at Cansfield High School


Safeguarding at Cansfield High School

At Cansfield High School we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our young people. We believe that all students, regardless of age, gender, disability, racial / cultural heritage, religious belief or sexual orientation have the right to be protected from all types of harm and abuse. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and all adults have a full and active part in protecting our students from harm. We ensure the contentious development and improvement of robust safeguarding processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding without our staff and volunteers. All staff and volunteers undertake a full enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. All staff receive annual Child Protection and Safeguarding update training and are aware of the procedures for passing on concerns within the school.

See About Us / Policies for key documents that include:

  • Anti-Bullying Policy
  • Attendance Policy
  • Behaviour Policy
  • Exclusion Policy
  • Physical Intervention Policy
  • Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy
  • Sharing of Nudes and Semi-Nudes Policy

When any concern about the welfare of a student is raised, staff will always act in the best interests of our students to enable them to have the best outcomes. Please refer to our safeguarding policies for further information. If any member of school or local community have concerns about the welfare of a child in school, please use the contacts below:

Designated Safeguarding Lead Mr P Swain, Senior Assistant Headteacher 01942 727391
Designated Deputy Safeguarding Lead Mr D Forshaw, Acting Deputy Headteacher 01942 727391
Designated Deputy Safeguarding Lead Dr G Baker, Headteacher 01942 727391
Designated Deputy Safeguarding Lead Miss L Archer, Assistant Headteacher 01942 727391
Link Governor Mr Les Archer 01942 727391
Wigan Central Duty Team 01942 828300
Local Area Designated Officer 01942 486042
Department for Education extremist concerns 020 7340 7264


We also work closely with the Local Authority and other appropriate external agencies to ensure the welfare of all our students. Some agencies can be referred into by parents. Please see the contact details below:

Social Care Referral and Assessment Team 01942 828300
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Single Point of Access 01942 482411
Safeguarding Hub 01942 486262
NSPCC 0808 800 5000 /
CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command) 0800 1111 /
Childline 0800 1111